On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the Supreme Court of Missouri ordered the reinstatement with probation of St. Louis attorney James C. Robinson.

The case is styled In re: James C. Robinson and was brought by the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, under case #SC98981.

On April 4, 2017, the Court suspended Robinson from the practice of law in the state of Missouri and that no application for reinstatement shall be entertained for a period of one year from the date of the Order.

The suspension was pursuant to the Chief Disciplinary Counsel’s information and motion for reciprocal discipline due to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri suspension order dated June 11, 2014, suspending Robinson’s license to practice law.

The discipline in the bankruptcy court was the result of conduct that violated Rules 4-1.1, 4-1.3, 4-1.4(a), 4-1.16(d), 4-3.3(a)(1), 4-3.4(a), 4-3.4(d), and 4-8.4(d) of the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct can be found here.

The Court, acting on Robinson’s petition for reinstatement, granted the same and ordered Robinson’s reinstatement as a member of the Missouri bar in good standing and placed Robinson on probation for a period of two years from the date of the Order.

The terms and conditions of probation include probation monitor, quarterly reporting responsibility, compliance with rules of professional conduct, attending ethics school, notifying OCDC within 14 days of any change 0f employment, client trust account audits, paying all costs incurred in the probation program, maintain malpractice insurance should Robinson enter private law practice, and to comply with any of the conditions of probation in order that the probation may not be revoked and be imposed further discipline.

As of today, Mr. James C. Robinson practices in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been licensed in Missouri, license #30969.

A copy of the reinstatement order can be found here.